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Sweden vs England Prediction & Betting tips
No one would have expected the results of Sweden before the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Italy and Holland were beaten in qualifying for the finals in Russia. Germany and Switzerland, however, failed in the tournament at the Northern Europeans. Is England joining as the fifth European team? England have been back in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2006. Main part of the success has thereby Captain Harry Kane. In the second round, he converted a penalty in the regular season confidently and also on penalties he kept the first contactor’s nerves. On Tuesday afternoon, the Swedes prevailed in a very unspectacular game against Switzerland. No footballing highlights could be seen and hardly any emotions.
Quite different was the game in the evening between England and Colombia. The referee Mark Geiger from the USA was at times completely overwhelmed and drew six yellow cards between the 52nd and the 69th minute – to many astonished the game was whistled after 120 minutes with all players in the field. A similar performance by the Swedes will not be a success against the English in the quarter-finals. The Three Lions, on the other hand, need to become more efficient and impactful. A two-goal lead would have brought them easily against Colombia over time. The Affiche England – Sweden promises to be the worst match in the quarterfinals. We expect very few goals and that’s why we tend to under-betting against England in England!
Without superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden played the World Cup qualification. Sweden were second only to second place in Group A before Holland. In the Barrage, the Northern Europeans secured their first World Cup participation against Italy in 2006. Hardly anyone would have thought that Sweden will take the group victory in Group F of the 2018 World Cup. Thanks to two victories against Mexico and South Korea, they moved into the second round. But against Sweden, the Swedes were at least well represented and have only just lost. In general, Sweden’s playing style seems efficient, but not very handsome. Already the German Elf complained about the defensive battle of the Swedes. Switzerland also bit its teeth on the defensive in the round of 16, as Swiss commentator Sascha Rufer called the Sweden defender.
The northern Europeans scored only three times on the Swiss goal in the second round and also the goal of Forsberg was deflected by Akanji unsustainable for Yann Sommer. In the quarter-finals, the Swedes usually go as outsiders in the World Cup 2018 game! If you give Swedish tips against Sweden in Sweden, you get odds of almost 5.00. But this aspect speaks for the team of coach Janne Andersson. The Blågult sets only occasionally offensive impulses at the 2018 World Cup. Rather, the defense is at the center of the game. Accordingly, in the quarter-finals, no spectacle can be expected, but the Swedes want to survive and somehow bring in the semifinals. Most recently, the Swedish national football team made it to the semi-finals of a FIFA World Cup in 1994. Although the Northerners have convinced so far, they will reach their limits in the quarter-finals.
England prevailed in the heartbeat final against Colombia. After a long lead and a very tough game from both sides, the Colombians scored in injury time after the equalizer in the second round. Above all, Harry Kane showed nerves on penalties and transformed sovereign. That’s why the Three Lions are still in the tournament. The opponent in the quarter-finals seems to be the easiest of the remaining teams – the betting odds stand at 1.90 in a victory for the English. Nevertheless, it requires an increase in performance against the Swedes. The efficiency must return, because the English will not come to many chances against the northerners. In addition, they should also be able to save a narrow lead over time.
At this World Cup, the entry into the final seems quite feasible for the team of Gareth Southgate. With Harry Kane, the English have again an absolute leader in the squad, which scored six of nine goals. In addition, the favorable starting position, in the quarter-finals with Sweden is a perfectly beatable opponent. In a possible semi-final, Russia or Croatia would lurk – also easier opponents. First, the footballers from the island but have to prevail against Sweden. Harry Kane announced before the World Cup finals that he is satisfied with the title.
Sweden vs England head to head matches
14.11.12 FI Sweden England 4 : 2
15.06.12 EUR Sweden England 2 : 3
15.11.11 FI England Sweden 1 : 0
20.06.06 WC Sweden England 2 : 2
31.03.04 FI Sweden England 1 : 0